industry, there are probably future regulatory hurdles to jump over. the companies will also have to take into account what the customers think about a merger. >> the u.s. has a history of preferring bilateral relationships, and that is one of the reasons the u.k.-u.s. special will ship has worked so well politically and in defense trade. the saudis also very much value the close government to government relationship with the united kingdom, and it remains to be seen whether america and saudi arabia, the biggest customers of bae systems, will make of dealing with a partner that is not only multinational in outlook, because eads is french, german, spanish, but our company in which the national government, particularly of france and germany, has set significant stake. it will raise all kinds of issues that i don't think have been fully thought through yet. >> the deadline is october 10.